Record Details

NHER Number:5874
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Saxon and medieval coin mints

Summary

A mint was operating in Thetford during the period 960-970 for Edgar. Later in the medieval period a mint here produced coins for Henry II. Records of coins minted at Thetford also include two coins of Burgred after 866.

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Location

Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Mint from around 960-70 (Edgar). Produced coins held as part of the Brooke Collection in the British Musuem.
See (S1) (Edgar), (S2) and (S3).
See also Martin's record of coins minted at Thetford (S4) and (S5) includes two coins of Burgred after 866.
A mint to Henry II is also mentioned in (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • MINT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • MINT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Thetford.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Thetford.
<S1>Article in serial: 1952. BMQ. Vol XV p 53 pl.xxii.5.
<S2>Article in serial: Carson. 1949. Numismatic Chronicle.
<S3>Publication: Rigold. 1958. BNJ.
<S4>Monograph: Martin, T.. Worth, J. & Gough, R.. 1779. The history of the town of Thetford.. p 281.
<S5>Article in serial: 1957. Numismatic Chronicle. Series 6, Vol XVII, pp 206-7.

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